Associate of Science in Architecture (AS)

Division: Industry & Technology

This degree prepares students for entry-level employment and/or potential further study in the field of Architecture through the study of design, visual communication, architecture history, and construction technology. Students will acquire skills, knowledge, and abilities related to predesign, conceptual design, schematic design, design development, tactile (by hand) model-making, digital (computer) model-making, building information modeling (BIM), tactile (by hand) graphics/drawing, digital (computer) graphics/drawing, architecture history, computer assisted drafting & design (CAD), construction materials & methods, construction documents, and detailing.

Program Outcomes

  • Create and appraise architectural design.
  • Create and distinguish 2D and 3D visual communication drawings (tactile and digital).
  • Analyze and differentiate architecture history.
  • Create and analyze documents related to construction technology.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be prepared for careers or employment in the following fields: architecture, environmental design, interior design, planning, landscape architecture, product design, and civil engineering. 


This degree is not designed for transfer; however, the courses included in this degree may be transferable and apply to other degrees designed for transfer.

Program Requirements 

College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE) *
ARCH 010Architectural Design 1 (*)4
ARCH 011Architectural Design 24
ARCH 013Architectural Design 34
ARCH 014Architectural Design 44
ARCH 020Visual Communication 1 (*)3
ARCH 070Architecture History 1 (*)3
ARCH 071Architecture History 2 (*)3
ARCH 160Construction Materials/Methods4
ARCH 162Conceptual Structural Analysis3
RESTRICTED ELECTIVES - Visual Communication3
Select one of the following courses:
ARCH 021Visual Communication 23
ARCH 120Freehand Drawing3
ARCH 121Perspective Alternatives3
RESTRICTED ELECTIVES - Construction Technology3-4
Select one of the following courses:
DRFT 114Introduction to CAD4
ARCH 161Architectural Detailing3
ARCH 163Construction Documents3
TOTAL60 - 61

Courses meet General Education requirements and 3 units may double count above in COS-GE.

The Associate Degree requirements include completion of the:

  1. Required major courses and restricted elective courses with a "C" or better grade in each course (required and restricted elective courses may be substituted with the approval of the Division Chair),
  2. General Education requirements,
  3. Subject requirements including PE, Health & Wellness, and American Institutions, and
  4. A minimum of 60 units of degree applicable courses numbered 1-299, at least 12 of which must be taken in residence at College of the Sequoias, with a "C" (2.0) average (see Associate Degree Requirements for additional details).